NESCAC Championship Semifinal
#2 Williams College 3, #3 Connecticut College 0
MEDFORD, Mass.--The second seeded Williams College (20-8) volleyball team advanced into the NESCAC Championship game for the fourth consecutive year with a 3-0 victory against Connecticut College (22-6) at Cousens Gymnasium in Medford, Mass.
Sophomore Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Calif.) posted a double-double with 19 kills and 11 digs in the match. Senior Meg Christman (Wilmington, Del.) buried eight kills and registered a .571 hitting percentage for the Camels. Marissa DeMais (Hillsdale, N.J.) distributed 37 assists and had seven digs and three aces.
The game scores were 25-20, 25-18 and 27-25.
DeMais opened game one with a pair of aces but the Ephs scored the next four points to take the lead for good. Williams enjoyed as much as an eight point advantage at 21-13. The Camels countered though, using a 7-to-3 run to pull to within four at 24-20.
Christman notched the 19th point with a kill and Lauren Wise (Oakton, Va.) capped the rally with a service ace. Chelsea Kubal (Atherton, Calif.) scored the next point for Williams to close out a 25-20 score in game one.
In the second game, the Ephs built a 13-4 lead on their way to a 25-18 victory. The Camels trimmed the lead to five on three occasions but could not get any closer. In the third game, the Camels battled back from a 13-10 deficit. Christman put the Camels on top 22-21 with a kill. After Williams evened things up at 22, Connecticut College regained its one point lead when Newman buried a kill.
But the Ephs would not go away. Junior Kate Anderson (Berlin, Mass.) notched one of her team-high 14 kills to put the Ephs back on top 25-24. Newman found some vacant real estate near the baseline for her 19th kill of the day that knotted things back up at 25 apiece. Williams scored the next two points though and the Ephs closed out the match with the 27-25 win.
November 7, 2009